Critical Linking: The Most Read Stories, August 12-17, 2013

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Jane Austen, so hot right now.

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You’ve read the book – now try the underwear.

Fifty Shades lingerie. I’m just surprised this wasn’t out sooner.

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Does Walter contradict himself? Very well, then he contradicts himself—more with each passing day. Like Whitman, he is large; he contains multitudes.

Move over, Mad Men. There’s another super-literary masterpiece on AMC.

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While the big books are bigger than ever thanks to the dynamics of book retailing and the frictionless e-book purchasing environment, the most important ingredients of a blockbuster never change, says Michael Pietsch, CEO of Hachette Book Group. “I think it’s the surprise and originality that lead to the giant scale,” says Pietsch, whose roster of writers includes Patterson. “That’s why there are all these delicious stories of the book that was rejected by 96 publishers – because people are looking at what worked in the past.”

E.L. James tops Forbes’ list of top-earning authors, but didn’t do it the way other writers like Danielle Steel and Stephen King have in the past. She surprised everyone with a mega-popular book.

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